The Great Library of Palanthas

Astinus' Office

Dominating the center of this room is a massive birch desk. Legend claims this desk has supported the thousands of volumes of history Astinus has recorded. A large pot of ink, a container of sharpened quills, and a candelabra complete the desks decorations. Small windows line the room, allowing light to trickle in and gently illuminate the entire room. A comfortable couch rests against the west wall. Tapestries hang on the walls between the windows. Shelves line the walls, filled with tomes of the more recent records of heroes and villians upon the face of Krynn.

The librarian notices you aren't reading anything... Astinus hands a worn tome to an Aesthetic standing by you. You note the spine bears the word 'Ahlonna' scribed in unearthly black ink. As you glance down at the page you read..

From the pages of Ahlonna's book..

Author: Ahlonna Date: Wed Apr 8 23:51:14 2009 Subject A path begins As Ahlonna nervously ran her finger along the embroidery of her robes, she found herself humming quietly. Her tutors paced back and forth before her eyes making the sitting room the least comfortable it had ever seemed before now. She was trying to understand the rude intrusion in to her evening off from her studies and what could be so important that both of these men where here now. They both moved around anxiously and both jumped as the door opened. She sat up and her humming stopped. Her confusion escalated when her father entered. His lean frame blocked view from the hall but she was positive that he was not alone. He was always accompanied by some one buying for his time. She found it hilarious at times. He was considered a lower ranked representative for the house Royal whom had never even met his distant cousin the speaker in person. But for this small Silvanesti village he efficiently took care of the mundane tasks that the Speaker of Stars need not bother with Her father was also blunt and always to the point. He turned to the teachers and simply stated that they were no longer needed . He told them that another family had desire of there services and handed each of them folded parchment with the information and his seal of reference. They left after wishing her and her father well and thanked him as he handed them a small pouch of silver each. It was when they left that he turned to her to speak. "They told me you had progressed in your studies that they believed you will do fine on your own now." He smiled at her for a brief moment. "Your chance to make your own path is here, let us see what you do with it. You are a great honor and asset to this family" . With that he turned and left, the door closing behind her. She sat quietly for a while wondering at the brief exchange. It was much like most conversations with her father or her mother for that matter. Without the structure of her studies the promise of advancing her skills in sorcery. She knew without a doubt that her love of magic would be the major beacon lighting this "Path of her own." she was now suppose to be on. She smiled at the view of the moons now visible in the window. For now it seemed that this path called her to her bed.

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Astinus points to the massive wall of books behind him and bids you to make a selection.

Authors: All|A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M|N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

Astinus mentions 'We have had over 840 storytellers on Ansalon pen their epic stories here for all to read.'